Forget hitting the gym, it’s time to hit up Sydney best glorified pancakes. Abs were so last year.
It’s time to get your life together Sydney. Don’t be the type of adult who always opts for the toast at breakfast. Be the kind of legend that’s all about sweet waffle goodness with fudgy topping, dessert sauce and fairy floss. Sounds like you, doesn’t it?
We ate our way through the crispy, the golden and the instaworthy finds loaded with all of the confectionaries, to find the best waffles in Sydney so you can brunch, lunch (and even dinner) like the legend that you are.
It’s only right that there be a day dedicated to waffles, and at Miss Peaches, Waffle Wednesday is one hump day treat not to be missed. This American food joint is throwing down some of the best house made waffles in Sydney, with game-changing flavours, every single week. And here’s a (big) hint, the southern fried chicken with bacon and maple syrup waffle burger is tasty AF.
Can you outgrow Hello Kitty? Maybe. Can you outgrow waffles? Of course not. They’re the sweet bread foundation of our very lives. The waffles at Hello Kitty in Chatswood could very much turn into your new waffle holy grail. The team here are serving up cinnamon waffles with toppings like apple pie ice-cream (drool) and lashings upon lashing of salted caramel.
This coffee and all round good food estate is plating up Belgian waffles, with some seriously awesome toppings. Choose everything from maple syrup and vanilla ice-cream, to Nutella and roasted nuts, or even grab a side of mixed berry compote with fresh strawberries and chocolate, or go all out with the caramel fudge sauce. If that ain’t waffleporn, we don’t know what is.
The Tiny Giant
We already know you’re going to love this one, because these waffles are as tasty as they look. The Tiny Giant in Petersham is plating up Belgium waffles served with strawberries, mixed berries, Canadian maple, salted caramel, pistachio, Persian pashmak and, wait for it, fairy floss. We don’t know what it is about this fluffy confectionary but we’re giving it a standing ovation.
Du Liban Bakery
What do you get when you cross French cuisine with the flavours of the Middle East? An out of body experience, that’s what. A word to the wise, you won’t find your average waffles or and staple toppings at this inner west bakery. Instead get ready for a belly blessing with waffles complete with house made labneh, rhubarb, orange, pomegranate molasses and a vanilla ricotta anglaise. Yeah, we just wiped the dribble from our chin too.
The Waffle Shack
Unbutton your pants, things just got a whole lot more serious. The Waffle Shack makes every dish in house from scratch and baked to order, and we effing love it. Peanut butter waffles (with extra peanut butter, because peanut butter is life), mini vanilla glazed waffles, tiramisu waffles with coffee flavoured mascarpone, baked cheesecake waffles, we could go on. These are hands down some of the best waffles in Sydney with enough choice for every day of the week.
They’ve done it. Paramount Coffee has mastered the fried chicken waffle. Yep, it’s a thing (and a damn good thing at that). It’s a thing we’d eat day in and day out if we could. So what’s this Sydney waffle got that tops all other waffles? Fried chicken, maple bacon gravy, chilli pickled apple, charred radicchio and roasted hazelnuts. You need to get onto it. Pronto.
My Sweet Boutique Sydney
We’d chase this waffle pop-up truck to the end of the earth. Serving freshly baked desserts from crepes and waffles (we’ll get to these) to an assortment of espresso coffees and boutique teas. And these waffles? These guys are filling jars with salty caramel popcorn waffle sliders, smashed waffles with rocky road ice-cream, brownies and hot Belgian chocolate. We also can’t forget the Nutella waffles, and their waffleshakes (there is a god), the list goes on and doesn’t disappoint.
Get amongst the waffles at Hills Bros, because if you don’t, you’re depriving yourself of a waffley good time. The breakfast waffle here is an absolute ripper. Kickstart your morning with their oatmeal waffle, a droolworthy creation of pomelo curd, strawberries, banana, candied citrus and finished with warm dark chocolate orange almond milk, that you get the pleasure of pouring all over this bed of deliciousness.
If you think you’ve seen the best of waffles, thing again. Chef’s Palette is serving up these golden babies like we’ve never seen before. Think a round, fluffy waffle bed, topped with whipped cream (all over guys) and decorated with fresh strawberries. And we can’t forget the beautiful ice-cream centre. Oh, and the syrupy lashings. Just do yourself a favour and get your hands on this bad boy ASAP.
Kansas City Shuffle
Kansas City Shuffle are the Kings of all things sweet, serving up epic espresso brownies and cocktails doused in fairy sprinkles. So we know they’ve got this whole waffle situation under control. Pick up their beef brisket waffles (#yas) smothered in smoked chilli butter and a poached egg. Like we said, they have this best waffles in Sydney thing totally under control.
The luxe setting of Hotel Centennial is the perfect place to drop your diet because... waffles. They’re pretty, they’re colourful and they’re totally Instagram-worthy. Sharing is not even an option when these beauties are served up with lemon curd, berries, creme chantilly and vanilla ice-cream.
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Image credit: Caitlin Hicks at The Tiny Giant